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Singer Asif on bail

WT24 Desk

A Dhaka court on Monday granted bail to singer Asif Akbar in a case filed by lyricist and composer Shafiq Tuhin on charges of music piracy and threatening him on the Facebook, reports UNB.

Additional chief metropolitan magistrate Kesab Roy Chowdhury passed the order after hearing on a bail prayer filed by Asif’s lawyer Nusrat Jahan.

On 6 June, the court sent the singer to jail rejecting both his remand and bail petitions in the case. Earlier, CID members arrested Asif from his studio at Morning Post Tower in Panthapath area on 6 June.

According to the case statement, Asif sold the digital copies of several songs without taking permission from the singers and also threatened Tuhin on social media Facebook.

On 6 June, Tuhin filed the case with Tejgaon police station.

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